Gaetane, 45, looked wistfully at her children, wishing so desperately she could help them with their homework. She constantly felt ashamed of her inability to read and write and dreamed of one day being able to read God’s Word to her children. But Gaetane felt her desire was just that—a dream.
Longing to Read and Write
Gaetane and her husband worked hard as daily laborers in a village to provide for their family of six. Despite the little free time she had, Gaetane yearned to learn how to read and write. As a young girl, Gaetane was forced to drop out of school to bring in more income for her family, but she never stopped wanting to learn to read and write. The older she got, however, the more her dream felt like an impossibility.
A Dream Come True
One day, Gaetane met Raisie, Abarne, Pakuna and Abbatha, fourSisters of Compassionwho were taking a community survey to see if there was interest and a need for a literacy class for women in the area. The Sisters explained to women in the community the importance of being able to read and write.
Learn more about the Sisters of Compassion – those who are specially trained woman missionary with a deep burden for showing Christ’s love by physically serving the needy, underprivileged and poor.
Learn more by reading the GFA special report “Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures — Resolving the Limitations Illiteracy Places on the Human Spirit”
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